07 Apr Mt. Shasta climb scheduled for 4.26.2013
Cascades Mountaineers Club Outing (membership required to participate)
Outing Coordinator: Marcus Muffley
Date: April 26/27th 2013
Start: Bunny Flat trail head (Mt Shasta, CA)
Elevation Gain/Loss: ~7300ft
Outing Description: Bill Strycharz will the guide for this outing.
Friday the 26th: Day 1 – We will be leaving from Bend, OR at 9:00am and driving ~4 hours from Bend, OR to Mt. Shasta, CA; arriving at Bunny Flat trail-head (6,950′) Friday afternoon. We will then hike to the midpoint on Mt Shasta to Lake Helen (10,400′) to set up camp and spend rest of evening acclimating on Friday Night (~3450’ ascent)
Saturday the 27th: Day 2 – Either very late Friday evening or early Saturday morning, we begin climbing the Avalanche Gulch route to ascend the remaining ~3760’. The earlier the better! It will be spectacular to see the sunrise from the summit plateau @12,500′ and then summit the second highest peak in the Cascade Range at 14,162’ by mid-morning. After the summit, we will descend back to Lake Helen, repack camping gear, and hike back out to the Bunny Flat trail-head. Optional: drive home Saturday or celebrate in picturesque Mount Shasta, CA then drive home Sunday morning.
Equipment & Clothing Needs: Winter camping gear (we can coordinate to share tents), crampons, ice axe, harness & helmet. The 10 essentials, layers of non-cotton clothing, waterproof shell and pants, headlamp, GPS, cell phone, etc.
Skills, Experience and Fitness Level Needed: Safety is paramount and all climbers must be prepared for the unexpected situation and weather. Please have the appropriate knowledge, experience, gear and stamina to climb a 14er. Previous experience with use of crampons, ice ax and self-arrest techniques & the stamina to climb 7300’ at altitude is required.
Maximum Number of Participants: 8 people. (4 spots open as of 04/11/13)
Contact Marcus Muffley for more info & to RSVP: Myrule7@gmail.com or Call/txt 1.541.633.3000